Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast August 17, 2018

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce E-Blast August 17, 2018

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Happy Friday!

Circles of Hope – New Class beginning Monday, September 10
 Do you delight in cooking a healthy meal?  Do you like to help others? Enjoy meeting new people?
Circles of Hope, Pratt County can help you achieve all three! Circles of Hope is program designed to help individuals and families live 200% above the poverty level. We help folks become economically stable through education, setting goals, and building relationships. Each weekly meeting begins with a free meal prepared for the Circles of Hope by a family, church or organization here in Pratt. This is a great service to those who are unable to get home to eat after work before the Monday night meetings.  It’s also a chance to meet people you may never have a chance to meet otherwise.  Children come, too! We provide free childcare while parents are learning new things.  They come hungry with hearty appetites!
If feeding hungry folks so they can learn sounds like something meaningful you would like to do, please contact RuthAnn Barker at 620.770.2540. RuthAnn is working toward having enough families and groups to provide meals, so they are asked only two or three times a year. 
B-29 Museum is open on Sundays from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Pratt Army Airfield – 82 Curran Road
Visit their website at for more information. If you would like to visit the museum at another time call 672-8321, 672-2444 or 620-797-2919 to schedule an appointment!
Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting
Friday, August 17 – 4:00 pm
Pratt Family Dental – 501 S. Fincham Street
Join us as we celebrate Pratt Family Dental’s new building and location!
Free Development Screening – Ages Birth to 5 years
Friday, August 17 – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Pratt ACE Building – 401 S. Hamilton
Areas screened will be: motor, concepts, communication, social and self-help development, vision, and hearing. The staff will assist you in the identification of any needs your child may have and in locating services to meet those needs. To schedule an appointment, please contact Sandra at 620-672-7500 or email Screening time is typically an hour so please schedule a time around your child’s schedule.
Skyline Splash & Dash
Saturday, August 18 – 10:00 am
Skyline Cross Country Course – 20269 W. Highway 54
Hosted by the Skyline High School and Middle School Cross Country teams, sponsored by supportive local businesses! Fees: 5K Timed Race, $25 or 1 Mile Fun Run, $20, includes t-shirt and one raffle tickets. $10 late registration fee if you register after July 31. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in Men’s, Women’s, and under 12 categories. Kid Zone – $15 with t-shirt, $10 without for children 10 and under. To register, pick up a registration form at Skyline School or at the Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce.
Pratt County Extension Master Gardeners’ Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, September 19 – 12:00 Noon
Pratt County 4-H Building
Join the Master Gardeners’ as they welcome guest speaker, Dr. Jason Griffin, who will be talking about what trees are best suited to Pratt county. If you are interested in attending, please call the Extension Office at 620-672-6121 to reserve your spot. The registration fee is $10 and includes a light lunch and a chance to win a door prize!
Leadership Cares 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, September 22 – Registration begins at 9:00 am
Lemon Park
Help us support our local schools! Proceeds will go to both Pratt USD 382 and Skyline USD 438 to help support educators and students and enable them to purchase necessary supplies and essentials for the school year. Registration forms will be available at the Chamber soon, stay tuned for details!
2nd Annual Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 22 – 5:00 to 10:00 pm
Green Sports Complex
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate and are available by visiting Edward Jones  on the corner of Fourth & Main; Stull, Beverlin, Nicolay & Haas, LLC located at 1320 E. First Street, or the Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce located at 211 S. Main Street. Commemorative 35 oz beer steins are also available at those locations and are $25 while supplies last. To keep up to date with the latest Oktoberfest news visit their Facebook page
Pratt High Class of ’91 Scholarship 5K Fun Run or 1 Mile Walk
Saturday, October 6 at 9:00 am
Lemon Park
Race begins and ends at Lemon Park. Race packets can be picked up starting at 8:30 am and will include t-shirt, race number and map. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 racers in Women’s, Men’s and Kids 12 & Under. Early Bird fees are available until Sept. 14th, 5K $25, 1 Mile Walk, $20 and guarantee a t-shirt. After Sept. 14, fees will be $30 for the 5K and $25 1 Mile Walk, t-shirts will be on a first come basis. Registration forms are available at the Chamber of Commerce or by contacting Lisa Morelan at 718 S. Iuka Street.
Save the Date!
Saturday, September 22 – Oktoberfest
Thursday, October 4 – Pratt Area Chamber Annual Gala
Friday, October 5 – Saturday, October 6 – 2nd Annual Big Rig Truck Show
Thursday, October 11 – Ladies Night Out
Saturday, October 20 – Skyline Schools 2nd Annual “Thunderbirds on the Praire” Car Show
Wednesday, October 31 – Trail of Treats, Trick or Treat Trail & KDWPT event
Saturday, November 17 – Christmas in the Park
Young Professionals of Pratt
2018/2019 Calendar of Events
August 21 – Social Hour at Playa Azul
September 17 – YPP Speaker Series – “Leadership v. Authority”
September 22 – Oktoberfest
October 18 – Social Hour at Woody’s Sports Bar & Grill
November 19 – YPP Speaker Series – “So You Want to Run a Business”
December 18 – Christmas Mixer at the Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce
January 21 – Bi-Annual Business Meeting & YPP Speaker Series “Let’s Talk Lawyers”
February 19 – Social Hour at Legend’s Pub & Grill
March 18 – “Your Personal Brand Workshop”
April 18 – Executive Committee Elections & General Information Meeting
May 20 – YPP Speaker Series “When Women Lead”
June 18 – Social Hour at Woody’s Sports Bar & Grill
For more information about Young Professionals of Pratt, contact Scott Goodheart at
620-450-2000 or visit
Calling all Chiefs Fans!!
Discounted Chiefs tickets are available for purchase and will help raise money for PCC Athletics!
Each ticket is $33.50 and $10 from each ticket purchased will go to PCC Athletics.
Available Games:
Thursday, August 30: Green Bay Packers – Game at 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 7: Jacksonville Jaguars – Game at 12:00 Noon
Sunday, October 21: Cincinnati Bengals – Game at 12:00 Noon
Sunday, November 11: Arizona Cardinals – Game at 12:00 Noon
To Purchase: Go to the link below, choose as many games as you would like to attend. Enter the promo code: PCCBEAVER. For each ticket sold $10 will go to PCC Athletics!
*Seat locations for these discounted tickets will be on a first come, first served basis; within the guidelines their program has set.
*Tickets are only available electronically.
*Once a person(s) purchases from this link, they will be provided a confirmation email with a shareable link to have family and friends sit next to them (based on availability). If the next person buys from the shareable link, $10 from their ticket sales will also go towards PCC Athletics.
Don’t forget Chamber Members, you receive a free listing on our website and on our Facebook page
What’s Happening @ Your Library – August 2018
Have tech questions? The Pratt Public Library can help. If you need help with your computer, e-reader, tablet, etc. call 620-672-3041 or email to set up an appointment or text your questions to 620-263-0182.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday – Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closed on Sundays
Annual Book Sale
Monday, August 6 – Friday, August 11
Monday – Thursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Preschool Activities
Story Time: No Story time this month
Toddler Time: Tuesdays from 10:00 – 10:20 a.m.
For children 2 & under and an adult who loves them
Elementary Activities – Kindergarten – Fourth Grade
K-4 Fun @ Your Library: Thursdays from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
No activities for August
Teen Zone – Fifth – Twelfth Grades
Books, graphic novels, audio books, gaming systems, laptops, & crafts always available. iPads, available by request.
Monday-Thursday 10:00a.m.- 6:30 pm
Friday & Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
No activities for August
Book  Discussion Group
Tuesday, August 28 at 7:00 pm
The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon.
The discussion will be led by Rachel Waltner Goossen a history professor at Washburn University. The book will soon be available for checkout.
Vernon Filley Art Museum
For Museum Hours and Admission Fees, please visit
Permanent Collection Showcase
North Gallery
Saturday, March 24 – Saturday, September 29
This exhibition highlights pastels and photographs from the Dr. Vernon & Emily “Mimi” Filley Permanent Collection. The exhibition also features new works of art that were recently donated to the museum permanent collection. Several of these pieces have not yet been on display at the museum. The 7 newly accessioned works include: A Lithograph by R.C. Gorman that was donated to the museum in 2017 by Dr. James and Mary Ann Van Blaricum; a bronze sculpture by George Lundeen that was donated to the museum in 2017 by Pratt Glass (LeRoy and Susan Jones); a ceramic vase and bowl by Carol Long that was donated to the museum in 2016 by the Larrison Family and Dough Brehm; a bronze sculpture by Tim Joseph commissioned and donated to the museum by The Shinkle Family in 2015; a spirited gear sculpture by Luis Perez-Aguayo that was donated to the museum in 2018 by Dale Withers; and the Courtyard Iron Gates by Dustin Sypher, which were commissioned and donated to the museum in 2014 by Doug & Kay Knight.
Earth To Table Pottery by Marsha Shrack
South Gallery
Friday, August 3 – Saturday, November 3
Celebration of Growing, Preparing and Serving.
Call for Entry!
“Ninnescah Art Exhibit”
Showcasing Kansas Artists
Apply by visiting
Entries due by August 17
Movie @ The Barron
Now Showing: Christopher Robin
Friday, August 17 & Saturday, August 18 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, August 19 at 2:00 pm
Summer Kids’ Movies
Tuesdays at 12:00 Noon
Free Admission – Doors Open at 11:30
$5 lunch box includes a small pop, popcorn, candy and a hot dog.
Follow their Facebook page to keep up to date!

Pratt Recreation
Looking for some fun family activities? Visit
Support our local student athletes!
For a complete list of sports & activities visit:

  • USD 382 – or
  • USD 438 –
  • Pratt Community College –

Club 62 Summer and Fall Schedule
Hutchinson Cosmosphere – September 18
Dodge City Casino – October 23
Dillon Lecture Series Doreen Walsh – November 6
For more information on times and fees, call Susan at 620-450-2184 or email
If your business or organization has an event coming up, please email me at so I can include the details in our weekly E-Blast.

Thank you to the Peoples Bank, First National Bank and First State Bank for sponsoring the Welcome Back to School afternoon snack at Pratt Community College on Monday, August 13. #PrattProud

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